Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Squat Toilets

One of the more, shall we say, delicate questions one can ask about China is, "What's up with squat toilets?" To demystify this issue a bit, here are some pictures of squat toilets we encountered last time around. These are not meant as examples of other bathroom issues in China, such as cleanliness and privacy (which are stories in their own right). Rather, these photos simply provide visuals of some squat toilets (pretty good ones, actually), for benefit of the uninitiated.

If you really want to see and hear some more about this, you should definitely check out a "Dear Amber" podcast that aired a few days ago. If you click here, you will be directed to the web page where you can play the podcast, as well as scroll through an associated discussion and see a picture that is pretty horrifying (think horse trough...).

'Nuff said, I think...



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